NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN)—If you want to have your photo taken with the Taylor Swift butterfly mural in The Gulch, this weekend will be your last chance.
The mural is scheduled to come down and as it was painted on plywood and meant to be temporary, it is unable to last outdoors.
“MarketStreet was pleased to work with artist Kelsey Montague, ABC, and Taylor Swift on this experience in the Gulch. We’re thrilled for the hundreds of fans who got to see Taylor in person at the mural, the thousands who’ve since visited it, and the millions all over the world who have now watched or seen images of Kelsey’s tremendous art,” said MarketStreet Enterprises Managing Director Jay Turner in a release.
“As a temporary installation, the mural was painted on plywood and not designed to last outdoors beyond a short duration of time. As such, it will be removed at the end of the weekend to be preserved. We encourage all interested to come by for a final photo by the end of the weekend – and beyond that to visit Kelsey’s permanent wings mural just across the street.”
MarketStreet, which is the master planner for The Gulch, will move the mural mural somewhere indoors and climate controlled so it won’t deteriorate.
Its long-term future will be determined later.
The nearby Gulch Night Market, which features vendors, music and food, kicks off its summer season Thursday night at 5 p.m.